Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Minnesota, United States
Posted Nov 09, 2015
Hands down the coolest cat I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was everything - intelligent, cuddly, unique-looking. She was *just* vocal enough to where I could feel like I was carrying on a conversation with her. She had more of the chirping kind of vocalization that female cats tend toward rather than actual meowing. Her bob-tail was adorable and she had really pretty black and white markings. She was mostly lazy, but could get running if she felt like it and had short bursts of playful energy. She wouldn't seek out play-time on her own, but always wanted a buddy. She definitely dominated over the other 2 male cats in the household but only when it was necessary (i.e. one cat was beating up the other cat - Olive would lay the smack-down) and she was never unnecessarily aggressive. Not particularly a hunter, probably due more to her laziness and lack of need to hunt, but would bring a kill to the front door from time to time. She was thoughtful like that. :)
Just a few down-sides: she had medium-length hair and shed quite a bit. She had a strange attraction to any sort of polyester or backpack-like material and would promptly pee on it, but that could certainly be personality-specific instead of breed-specific. Toward the end of her years she developed cataracts and eventually lost her sight. That didn't stop her from sniffing out and finding those bags almost instantly! She was definitely a hearty beast, though, rarely had any other health issues and she will forever be dearly missed.